Monday, March 29, 2010

Mango Cheese Cake



It's mango season and everywhere you see mangoes. So needless to say I will make full use of it to make cakes and refreshing dessert . I have a few pieces of cream cheese still sitting in the fridge and before they expired on me I better use them up to make cheesecakes.  I flipped thru Alex Goh's Fantastic Cheesecake and found this mango cheesecake which looks * I am a sucker for good cakes photos *  GREAT and uses mangoes for the recipe. Bought 1 kilogramme of Thai mangoes...some for after meal fruit dessert and some I use them for this mango cheesecake.  There are 155 cheesecake recipes in this book....which will take me a year to bake them all. :p 
The cake turned out delicious. This was my first time making mango cheesecake and I was happy that it turned out great. After many failed tries from different cookbook , I have become sceptical to cookbooks with great photos :p  The mango cheese filling was great and I tweaked it a bit , gave it a thicker jelly topping....love the great combo of cheese, mango and jelly together with the buttery biscuit crust. The mango taste was not over powering thus you get to taste the cheese more and then the after taste of the subtle blended mango flavor.  For me, this is one great cake from the book.  I have a few of his books and I like them all.  I will try out a few more of his recipes before I retire them :p



I tweaked it a bit , thicker jelly topping....love the great combo of
cheese, mango and jelly together with the buttery biscuit crust..
mmmmmmmmm delish !



I can finish this heavenly slice of cheesiness in 5 minutes.....who cares about 
the calories ...eat first and worry later :p


a chilled piece of mango cheesilicious-ness
perfect for after meal dessert...ask Piggy Jo
she loves it and specially made it for her to 
eat through the week...so that her Monday blues will
be cheesy good :)))



Mango Cheesecake  - adapted from Alex Goh's Fantastic Cheesecake


Cake Base 
Digestive biscuit base:

200g Digestive Biscuits finely crushed
100 g melted butter

Filling:
(A)
500g cream cheese
120g sugar 
30g cornflour

(B)
1 tbsp of lemon juice
1 lemon zest- grated
150g mango

(C)
3 eggs

(D)
150 g whipping cream

(E)
some mango slices

Decoration
toasted almond flakes

Glazes
Instant jelly

Method:

1. Press the digestive base onto the bottom of a greased 20 cm springform tin. Refrigerate for 15 minutes.
2. Cream (A) until light and smooth.
3. Place (B) in the blender and blend until smooth. Add it into (A) and mix until well blended.
4. Add (C) one at a time and cream until smooth.
5. Add (D) and cream until well combined . Pour the cheese filling voer the prepared biscuit base.
6. Bake in water bath at 160 deg C for 60-70 minutes or until firm.
7. Remove the cake from the oven and set aside to cool. Refrigerate the cake for 5 hours.
8. Remove the cake from  the tin. Arrange mango slices on top and glaze it with instant jelly glaze. Coat the sides with toasted almond flakes.


* For those who wants to have a thicker jelly top. Don't remove the cake from the tin. 

Boil 1 cup of water with 1/2  tsp of agar agar powder. When the liquid boils add in 1 tbsp of sugar to it. When the sugar has melted, off the heat and let it cool down for  ten minutes. Gently pour the agar agar mixture over the mango slices and let it set overnight.  Remove from the cake tin when the jelly has set. Serve it chilled.


Enjoy !




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14 comments:

  1. Yummy. Great looking cheesecake Elin. I love mango in dessert. Too bad Carlos is not a fan so can't really make this :(

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  2. This is so beautifully presented Elin!!!!! How did you manage to arrange the mango so nicely and have it stay in a conical shape??? And if you use a springform pan, upon baking, the cake will shrink a bt from the sides. Wouldn't the jelly leak out towards the sides? Or is the jelly quite thick when you pour it?

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  3. Hi Elin, Do you know that I'm crazy for cheesecake and mango? Just finished up my mangoes today, must buy again tomorrow...hahaa..

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  4. Its yummy even though I haven't try to eat it..:) My family is a big fan of mangoes, but somehow I try to cut down due to our skin alergies...*sigh*. I still curi makan sometimes..hee hee!
    Btw, your cake is really really look nice & lovely. Like your deco!

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  5. Patience, patience.. this mango cheese needs that, right? this is the one thing i dont have.. :(
    btw, thanks for the lovely pieces, Elin.. u r my treasure! :p

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  6. I do find Alex Goh's Cheesecake recipe quite reliable... Nice touch with the jelly layer!

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  7. Gert...thanks...you mean Carlos doesn't like mango? Nevermind you can use other fruits for the fillings :))

    Quinn...slice the mango as thin as you can go and fold into a conical shape..quite hard to do that :)) There was no gap when I cooled it down. I din take the cake out the moment it was cooked. I leave it for 40 minutes in the oven. arrange then mango slices on top then pour the jelly liquid gently on to mango slices and leave it in the fridge to set.
    If there is a gap you can take the cake out of the springform , place the cake on a cake base, use a cake ring over the cheesecake and then pour the jelly liquid. The liquid is not thick..it is of smooth flowing consistency. Too thick the set jelly will be hard ...won't match the soft cheese filling. One more thing the jelly should be cool down before u pour on the cheesecake. Hope you get it haha...I am not good writing out my own recipe...lol!

    Anncoo...oh you must try this out...especially the mango , try to blend it coarsely ...it will be better that way...you will get to feel the mango bits in the cheese fillings :))


    Reese...ohh I din know that mango can cause skin allergies . So this cake would be great cos not much mango needed in the fillings. The top you can do without coz that is for deco only :))

    Claire....haha I know that so that is why I gave you some...knowing you... lol!

    Swee San...yup his recipe are reliable :) I have almost all his collection of cookbook. I am that crazy but I have yet to try out all :p

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  8. I love mango and I love cheesecake, so this will have to move up to be my top favourite. Looks gorgeous and delicious.

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  9. This cake is lovely. You really have got all the patience to make this beautiful mouth-watering masterpiece.

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  10. Mary...haha you must try this out. This is a great cheesecake:)) Refreshing too.

    Cheah...haha now that I have finished with my work project thus I am back to my baking again...so got more time to do something more elaborate :))

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  11. I love cheesecakes! And I will add this one to my summer sweets!

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  12. This cheesecake looks so nice! Very nice presentation! I love it!

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  13. Angie...haha yup this is so refreshing and delicious for a summer treat :))

    Grace...thanks haha do try this out. Alex Goh's recipe is reliable :))

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  14. Ah, I saw these cakes over at Claire's side. She's so lucky! I think the texture turned out great with 3 eggs. I should try it with 3 eggs too!

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